Media Watch

How do You get Your News?
How do You get Your News?
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In the age of social media, people get their news in many ways. Through tablets, phones, laptops and computers, these platforms pose the challenge on how to connect them. Successful websites like Vice Media, brings…

Short news clips suit our distracted culture
Short news clips suit our distracted culture
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Actual stories, made by real journalists are not out in the open like the rest of this content, they seem to be hiding behind a wall of traditional media expectations, and much too hard to…

April, the pregnant giraffe, now here’s a video worth streaming
April, the pregnant giraffe, now here’s a video worth streaming
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However, I do enjoy the live video streaming that has recently spread world wide.

Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
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After reading the ‘Boundaries’ of journalism, an article on a recent Harvard panel discussion about journalism today, there is one word that comes to mind, pessimistic. The impression left is the journalism world needs to change…

Depressing focus as young journalists face unstable future
Depressing focus as young journalists face unstable future
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News these days is depressing. It seems the media has developed an obsession with over covering disasters and drama. Any feel-good news is generally ignored in favor of highlighting the latest scandal or disaster. Of…

New age News; What does the future hold?
New age News; What does the future hold?
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The future of news seems to be quite the topic these days as it should be with changing business models. Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent at CNN, and host of the network’s Reliable Sources talk show,…

  • Doug Elmendorf: Understanding the Congressional Budget Office
    Doug Elmendorf, Dean of Harvard Kennedy School and former director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) from 2009-2015, discussed why the CBO exists, how it works, and how the media reports on its findings, in a conversation at the Shorenstein Center. Dean Elmendorf also discussed how the CBO makes its forecasts compared to those of the […]
  • Jorge Ramos: 2017 Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism
    Jorge Ramos delivers the keynote speech at the 2017 Goldsmith Awards for Political Journalism, after receiving the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. Ramos spoke about being an immigrant and journalist in the age of President Trump. This audio from the Goldsmith Awards Ceremony was recorded March 2, 2017, in the JFK Jr. Forum at Harvard […]
  • Farai Chideya and Zack Exley: Understanding the Electorate
    Farai Chideya, Joan Shorenstein Fellow and senior writer at FiveThirtyEight, and Zack Exley, Joan Shorenstein Fellow and senior advisor to Bernie Sanders’ campaign, discussed the role of race and class in the 2016 presidential election. This Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event was recorded March 7, 2017, at Harvard Kennedy School. 

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